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Those Who Have Been Formerly Incarcerated for Felony Crimes Are Eligible to Vote

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | July 1, 2021

Millions of individuals who have been formerly incarcerated for felony crimes are eligible to vote. However, many are not aware of this. This is due to a lack of information that is disseminated. According to a Marshall Project analysis, “In a handful of key states, no more than 1 in 4 formerly incarcerated people registered…
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Wisconsin Aggravated Battery Law

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 22, 2021

The definition of “aggravated battery” under Wisconsin law includes the following: -causing great bodily harm to an individual -intentionally causing great bodily harm to an individual -intentionally causing great bodily harm which results in a risk of great bodily injury In the face of aggravated battery charges, contact J. Kippa Law, LLC. Attorney Jeffrey Kippa…
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Drug Conviction in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 16, 2021

If you are charged with possession of meth in Wisconsin, you are facing a Class I felony. Penalties for first-time meth possession may include time in jail, heavy fines and loss of your license. Law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges take drug charges very seriously. Due to the complex nature of drug cases, it is…
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National Police Reform Measures Stall

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | June 2, 2021

There has been some progress in local level reform, following the death of George Floyd. However, when it comes to the national stage, change has hardly been achieved. As crime rates rise, these changes may become even more difficult to achieve. Christy Lopez, a former deputy chief in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division states,…
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Consequences of a Fourth OWI in Wisconsin

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 25, 2021

If you are convicted of a 4th OWI in Wisconsin, your license will be permanently revoked if the offense occurred within 15 years of your last OWI. This law is due to the 2018 enactment of State Senate Bill 135. The enactment of this legislation proves that Wisconsin OWI laws are getting increasingly stricter. In…
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Lawsuits Result From Biased Policing

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 19, 2021

Lawyers have aimed to put an end to biased policing for decades, but legal technicalities have made it difficult to do so. However, the police crackdown that ensued amid last year’s racial justice protests “has given attorneys around the country the kind of evidence that they often lack to put systematic racism before federal judges.”…
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Consequences of Wisconsin Sex Crime Conviction

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 13, 2021

If you are charged with “use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime” in Wisconsin, the consequences are not subtle. The penalties of a conviction include the requirement to register as a sex offender, which places numerous limitations on your personal and professional life. Seeking the aid of a lawyer if you are charged…
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Mental Health Crisis Teams Substituting Law Enforcement

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | May 4, 2021

Following the death of George Floyd, many have advocated for a greater effort to abolish abusive policing practices. In response, the federal government will be funding the Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program. The program calls for “mobile teams with mental health practitioners trained in de-escalating…potentially volatile situations.” An ample amount of…
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You May Not Be Aware Of This Domestic Violence Conviction Consequence

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 29, 2021

If you are convicted of a crime of domestic violence, then your firearm privileges will be revoked. This is asserted under federal law. Congress has stated that “anyone who attempts or threatens violence against a loved one has demonstrated that he or she poses an unacceptable risk and should be prohibited from possessing firearms.” Several…
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Is Verbal Abuse Considered Domestic Violence in Wisconsin?

On behalf of J. Kippa Law, LLC | April 22, 2021

Verbal and emotional abuse is more common than physical violence, and is often present in domestic and intimate relationships. While a certain amount of bickering is normal in any relationship, it can easily cross the line into abuse. So, what is verbal abuse and is it considered to be domestic violence in Wisconsin? What is…
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